Window replacement shouldn’t be a stressful process. Nevertheless, it requires a lot of thought to get excellent results from your new units and make sure everything goes smoothly.
Today, Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City shares expert tips to plan a successful window replacement project:
Identify Cost Drivers
Think about the financial side of your project. Any experienced window company would attest that going over-budget is a major cause of stress. As in all home improvements, the material, labor and permits dictate the overall cost of this project. Choosing add-ons in lieu of standard design elements would add to the bottom line too.
Further, be financially prepared for contingencies. Unforeseen structural problems wouldn’t be included in the estimate, but it pays to set aside some money in case you need to address them.
Choose Windows on a Room-by-Room Basis
Not all replacement windows will work wonders for every kind of space. Each room serves a different purpose, and therefore has its own unique aesthetic and functional needs. For instance, kitchens and bathrooms need ventilation the most and bedrooms must abide by fire egress requirements.
Treat Architectural Rules as a Guide
According to history, many architectural styles utilize only certain windows. However, realize that architects can only work with what they have. In other words, some Old-World homes might not have used particular units only because they weren’t available then.
Respecting tradition is important when increasing curb appeal, but the norm shouldn’t necessarily limit the design possibilities of your remodeling goals. After all, you just need creativity to maximize bay, bow, double-hung hung, picture, sliding and casement windows while nailing your home’s architectural authenticity.
Understand the Process
To set benchmark deadlines properly, it’s imperative to master the sequence of events. More than just knowing your project’s start and completion dates, understand how it works from beginning to end to keep it on schedule. You may not have to lift a finger during construction, but it’s your job to make sure that nothing slips by.
Work with Renewal by Andersen of Kansas City to plan your window replacement to perfection. Call us at (913) 385-1300 now to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation at your convenience and discuss your home improvement needs. We serve Kansas City, MO, and its neighboring areas.